He was the god of the Sea and the Sea itself. He was one of the primordial gods born at the dawn of creation.

Residence: Sea
Parents: Gaia
Siblings: Uranus
Offspring: Nereus, Thaumas, PhorcysCetoEurybia

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Pontus in a Roman mosaic, Bardo Museum. (c) Dennis Jarvis

Pontus and Gaia were the parents of the gods known as the Old Men of the Sea. By Thalassa, his watery female counterpart, he was the father of fish and other sea creatures. Poseidon wed Pontus’ eldest granddaughter Amphitrite.

Roman mosaic of Perseus and Andromeda with Pontus between them, 3rd c. AD. Bardo Museum (c) theoi.com
Roman mosaic of Pontus, from Utica. Bardo Museum. (c) theoi.com

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